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A Resolution to Reopen New Orleans' Rev. Avery C. Alexander Charity Hospital NOW!

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The Green Party of Louisiana Endorsed the following Resolution at the State convention on Sept. 8 2007

As survivors of Hurricane Katrina we are soliciting your support on this resolution to have health care services restored at Charity Hospital in New Orleans. In particular, we are concerned about the mental health services at the Rev. Avery C. Alexander Campus. Everyone should be fully aware of the mental and physical distress that the people of New Orleans have been under and continue to endure. Many who had no mental or physical issues prior to the hurricane are becoming ill and have no where to go due to the closure of this public hospital.

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Hope is Not A Plan: A Letter From New Orleans, One Year Later

 news_spot_hopenotplan.jpgBy Jason Neville

I rode my bike around the neighborhood, one on high ground and spared most–but not all–of the wrath. These same streets had dried-up toxic floodwaters crisped in the sun like fish scales when I rode my bike around the city nine months ago, and wafts of toxins and garbage and dead things filled the air.

The air seemed less foul this time around, but every once in a while the a frail breeze would stir the stagnant summer air, and churn up an awful reminder that "foul nests of mold" (1) were still present in little hiding spots like rabbits, but at least not oozed out across the streets like before. The scent was fleeting but the memories were not.

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New Orleans: the Making of an Urban Catastrophe

by Robert Caldwell
”Race and class divided even the sick. Tenet paid private contractors to evacuate its hospitals, and so did HCA to evacuate Tulane Hospital that it runs -- well before Charity Hospital, the region's trauma hospital whose patients are poor and overwhelmingly black, received any help. ” Read the Article...

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Green Party Louisiana's Newest Qualified Political Party

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Historic Step for Progressive and Radical Politics

NEW ORLEANS: In a historic move for progressive politics in Louisiana, the Green Party has become the state's newest qualified political party.

For the first time since 1916, when the Socialist party lost its qualification, Louisianans will have a qualified progressive party on the ballots.

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